Since Claire co-founded Impact Theatre Co-operative in Leeds in 1978, she has been a theatre maker, university teacher, critic, playwright, performer, writer, editor, yoga teacher and practice based researcher. She now writes about artists across the spectrum of the visual arts and performance, is a founding editor of Performance Research and a contributing editor to PAJ: a Journal of Performance and Art. In 2012 Claire returned to performance in a collaborative work with Charlotte Vincent, Traces of Her, and has recently written about Graeme Miller’s theatre work, Martha Wilson’s archive, the history of collaboration in UK live art and performance and John Cage’s transatlantic crossings. Her three Utopia plays are due out in a new edition from Intellect books, and she is currently at work on Art and Life: the Making of Dartington.
Claire collaborates with Charlotte Vincent to curate The Table.